JOHN WILLIAMS wants to score new ‘STAR WARS’ trilogy. Giacchino weeps.

John Williams.

Johnny Williams is all up in the Star Wars news, announcing that he would like to score the new trilogy. Don’t you almost feel as though they have to let the dude indulge in one last Forceful dalliance? Meanwhile, Michael Giacchino was prepping for his moment in the SWU when he heard the news. Abrams’ fave soundtracking bro now stands alone in a field of sadness. Don’t despair, Giacchino! Maybe J.J. pulls a power move, instead awarding you the privilege. Who knows.


According to a new report, composer John Williams has voiced his interest in working on the next trilogy. Williams’ work for the original remains one of the best loved movie scores of all time, so this seems like great news all around. Unless, that is, you’re Michael Giacchino, who’d probably be the favorite to score if this were any other Abrams project but Star Wars. Hit the jump to keep reading.

The John Williams Fan Network (via First Showing) picked up quote, which comes from from a recent YMF gala in Los Angeles.

We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes… and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016… so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George.

It’s far from a confirmation that he’ll be scoring Episode VII, but it sounds like he wants to at least throw his hat into the ring. And considering that he’s composed the music for all six previous Star Wars films, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Lucasfilm took him up on his informal offer.